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Osmaniye (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Osmaniye, current and former versions - Images by Jens Pattke, 4 October 2012

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Flag of Osmaniye

The flag of Osmaniye is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The former flag of Osmaniye (photo) is white with the municipality's former emblem.

Tomislav Šipek, 3 October 2012

Osmaniye University


Flag of OKÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2018

OKÜ (website) was established by Law No. 5,562, published on 29 May 2007 in the Turkish official gazette.
OKÜ has campuses in Osmanye (Karacaoğlan central campus), Kadirli, Bahçe, Düziçi and Erzin. OKÜ is composed of 6 Faculties, 2 Institutes, 3 Schools, and 5 Vocational Schools.

The university is named for the semi-legendary bardic shaman Korkut Ata, aka Dede Korkut, considered as the author of Kitâb-i-Dede (Dede's Book), a masterpiece of Turkish medieval literature. Written in the 15th century in north-eastern Anatolia, then ruled by the Akkoyunlu Turkmens, the book is a compilation of epic tales that incorporate archaic elements from the central Asian, pre-Islamic times.
Korkut Ata is revered in Kazakhstan as Pîr, the master of shamans and bards. His alleged tomb is located on the banks of river Syr Daria, close to the town of Kazalinsk.
[I. Mélikoff. Hadji Bektach : un mythe et ses avatars : genèse et évolution du soufisme populaire en Turquie. 1998]

The flag of OKÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 8 February 2018

Osmanye Commodity Exchange

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Flag of OTB, current and former versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2019

The flag of OTB (photo) is white with the organization's emblem. The former flag of OTB (photo) was white with the organization's former emblem.

The former emblem features two peanuts.
Osmaniye peanut is the most important product of the agriculture in Osmaniye and has become a symbol of Osmaniye. 37% of the cultivation area of peanut and 40% of the peanut production in Turkey is realized in Osmaniye. Total peanut cultivation area in Osmaniye was 119.837 hectares and 42.059 tons of peanut were harvested from this land in 2013. his production amount creates a peanut market, valued at 105.806.600 TL. Also a large part of the peanuts, produced in the surrounding provinces are sold from our province; 90% of total peanut sales in Turkey is carried out via Osmaniye.
Peanut is processed at 350 large and small businesses in Osmaniye and offered to the market. 41 of these businesses have become brands and process packaged products and others process and sell peanuts in the form of semi-finished products as shelled or unshelled raw materials. Thanks to peanut businesses, which are of great importance, especially in terms of employing women, about 3500 families earn a living in the province.
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Ivan Sache, 7 August 2019